The Gambler (1974)

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  111 min.
Release Date: October 1, 1974

Current rating: Rating: 4.21
based on 16 votes and 2 reviews
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Cast: Lauren Hutton, Paul Sorvino, James Caan


Alex Freed is a literature professor with a gambling problem. After losing all his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his father and finally, some bad guys who threaten him for repayment. Despite all of this, he can't kick the habit.

Director: Karel Reisz
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Producer(s): Irwin Winkler, Robert Chartoff
Screenplay: James Toback

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  • 5 stars "The first and best of Kenny Rogers' GAMBLER movies."
  • 5 stars "what a pleasure to see kenny rogers in his most iconic role."
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